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volcano! Viennese Street Videos Surface
Published 4 August 2009 by BWL

Videos of Chicago trio volcano! playing on the streets of Vienna have surfaced. Filmed by They Shoot Music on volcano!'s European tour in April earlier this year, the three-piece play 'Tension Loop' and 'Performance Evaluation Shuffle' from the band's second album Paperwork (2008).

The youtube videos are embedded below, but you can see the videos plus photos in their original context here:

New Wildbirds & Peacedrums Session On Film
Published 4 August 2009 by BWL

Haldern Pop – the label that is releasing The Snake in Germany - have just launched an online TV station, and included are four excellent films of Wildbirds & Peacedrums performing live in the studio last April. The set includes three songs from The Snake, ('My Heart', 'There Is No Light' and 'Places')plus an exclusive (and wonderful) cover of Neil Young’sBirds’.

More here:

Office playlist July 09
Published 7 August 2009 by TM

Who said the album was dead. A fine summer of music we've been having. Indeed.

Here's a Spotify playlist of some of the stuff we've been listening to recently, if you want to give it a go:

Mel Tormé - Comin' Home Baby
Jacques Dutronc - Dutronc! Dutronc! Dutronc!
Radiohead - Harry Patch (In Memory Of)
AU - Versions
The Fall - Grotesque
Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross
Method Man & Redman - Blackout! 2
various artists - Mutant Disco (ZE)
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Bobby Konders feat Mutabaruka - The Poem
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Brian Eno - Discreet Music
Polar Bear - Polar Bear
Stargard - Theme From "Which Way Is Up?"
Here We Go Magic - Here We Go Magic
Queen - Somebody To Love
U-Roy - Dread In A Babylon
The Dead Weather - Horehound
The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent
Banbarra - Shack Up!
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band - I'm An Indian Too
Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellery
Canned Heat - Goin' Up The Country
Bob Dorough - Multiplication Rock
Oh No Ono - Eggs
Adam & The Ants - Antmusic
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love?
Soft Machine - All White
Kraftwerk - The Robots

Playing The Building
Published 26 August 2009 by TM

I went to David Byrne's Playing The Building installation at the Roundhouse in London yesterday, with Sheikh Ahmed (designer of this website and friend to the stars...).

I'd missed this in New York last summer and was desperate to visit, as a long standing fan of Talking Heads and Byrne's own work. While it was a great deal of fun to play (we had two tries - conjuring an interpretation of a Global Communication classic with me on heavy vibrating metalwork and Sheikh on percussion, the other a psychedelic jazz-drone piece - in our minds at least), I can't help feeling it would have been better in a disused shipping warehouse in Manhattan.

Still, I'd recommend it wholeheartedly if you have the chance to go - on til August 31st. Kids will love it too!